The City Engineer oversees the GIS division, planning, building trades and engineering staff. The city engineer also oversees major infrastructure projects, including street, sewer, water, drainage and sidewalk improvements. The Engineering Division is responsible for both in-house design of projects and review of consultant design for CIP and subdivision projects.
The division maintains and updates the city's standard specifications and details, prepares contract documents and specification manuals, administers construction of most infrastructure projects, and submits projects for consideration of outside funding from various sources. The division is also involved in the planning and cost estimation of future projects for inclusion in the budget and the City's CIP (Capital Improvement Plan).
Recent accomplishments include the reconstruction of Kay St. and Water St. in the West End Business District including adding sidewalks. Upcoming project in the West End is the reconstruction of Market St. from K-15 west to the Arkansas River.